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Discussion in 'RSL NSR' started by El-ahrairah, May 18, 2010.
Read the SL Trib, discuss amoungst yourselves and comment at will.
Duh! I didn't read any of the other threads to see if this had already been posted since I thought that it would have been noteworthy enough to have it's own thread. Mods, delete this thread at will.
Thought there would be more interest in the show as Paul's never performed in Utah. But there has been little traffic on various local boards today. Perhaps it's just been too long since most of his hit songs.
I've seen him 3 times over the years (in Las Vegas, Boulder, and Denver) and very much enjoyed the shows. In Denver about 6-7 years ago, he played an amazing set of about 35 songs that went nearly 3 hours. Looking forward to this one even though it means the stage might once again be turning the south stands into obstructed view seats for the matches.
Just snagged some killer tickets to the show!
Anyone else not get their email with the password? I really want to see this show but havent gotten an email yet. Any help? Is it generic?
I won't be able to get tickets until Friday. Is it already sold out? I was thinking this show would sell out in a flash.
Not sold out but the cheaper seats appear to be gone. The stadium site only lets you search for the 2 highest price levels.
If you can afford it, Sir Paul really does put on a magnificent show.
Amazing show! Rio Tinto is an amazing place for music. Paul played for 3 hours straight without taking so much as a break. Beside the three encores and fireworks choreographed to the music; it was probably the best show I've ever seen simply because it was Paul.
I took my mother to this show as well as my wife, and while being mostly conservative and very humble, my mom transformed into the teenage Beatles lover that she once was; dancing and singing through the night. The evening was priceless.
I was able to sneak my lens in, so I will post a few pics in this thread later. If anyone else on these boards went to the show, post your pics!
I was there as well, but didn't take a decent camera. I wished I had, because they were very lax about the screening of bags. 'Twas amazing.
I was shocked by the length of the show that the old man put on. Seems like the trend nowadays is two opening acts, and then about an hour by the headliner.
Just an amazing show by Sir Paul. I saw him for the first time in both Las Vegas and Boulder on the “Off The Ground” tour (1992 or 1993), and again in 2002 in Denver on the “Driving USA” tour. It was a treat to finally see him make a visit to Utah. It’s unbelievable that he still rocks out with so much energy at the age of 68.
The entire show was simply amazing, but just a few of the many highlights for me were:
• Starting the show with “Venus & Mars/Rock Show/Jet”. This was how Wings started the shows in the Wings over America tour which I bought on vinyl back in the 70s.
• “My Love” which he of course wrote a long time ago for Linda, the love of his life. Still brings a tear to my eye when he plays it.
• “Here Today” which he wrote in memory of John. Another song that brought a tear to my eye. (I’m just the sentimental type I guess.)
• “Ram On” which is the only song I ever remember hearing him play from the Ram album which has always been one of my favorite post-Beatles releases of his. (Still hoping to hear him play Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey one of these times.)
• “Something” played on a ukulele given to him by George.
• “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” which I’d never heard live before and is simply a great piece to do live. He had some of the audience dancing in the aisles and the entire audience clapping and singing along.
• “Live and Let Die” The pyrotechnics made this one fun of course and those of us sitting close got showered with the debris from the fireworks.
• “Give Peace a Chance” A very timely piece in these troubled times.
• “Hey Jude” Just one of many songs sung at the top of their lungs by the entire audience.
• “Yesterday” Simply a timeless classic.
• “Helter Skelter” Just a great energetic song.
• “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)/The End” Just a fitting way to end the show.
Might be the one and only visit to Utah by Paul, but hopefully he’ll make a return visit some year soon.
My one minor gripe is that while it was nice that beer vendors were plentiful (at $9 a cup), it would have been nice to see any vendors selling water or even soda pop for those of us that don’t drink and were in need of hydration.
Awesome review, Rabble. I share many of the same sentiments. "Here Today" was a beautiful but incredibly sad song. A somber reminder to make sure to speak your mind to a loved one before losing them.
Even though it was really Billy Shears and not Paul McCartney, it was still incredible.
I've posted a few photos on my site. Not the best, but I think I did okay considering the lighting/distance from the stage. I would have loved to have GA tickets and could have gotten them, but my mother wouldn't have been able to stand the whole time. All in all, I don't think I could've had a better experience.
ps: I thought is was pretty cool when Paul came out waving the state flag of Utah. Of course my pics of that are blurry. Argh!